Dr. Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN

Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN, is Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Generalist/Pre-licensure programs in the School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Her clinical background includes cardiac surgery, critical care, hospice care, and global health nursing. Her scholarship interests include bioethics, global health ethics, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Breakey’s global nursing efforts are focused on prevention and treatment of rheumatic heart disease in resource-limited settings. In 2015 Dr. Breakey’s book Global Nursing in the 21st Century was published.

After I returned from Rwanda, each time I passed my to do list, my pencil hovered to cross off Rwanda–I could not do it. Rwanda was not finished.
MARIA STEELMAN 2012

I am thankful to Team Heart for saving my life and allow me to return to my studies energetically and it does me proud to be studying public health
TEAM HEART PATIENT

Rwanda can eradicate rheumatic heart disease in a generation-it is an achievable goal
DAVID WILSON

I consider being a part of Team Heart to be the biggest achievement in my nursing career, and one of the best parts of my life!
KRISTIN CALHENO RN